The La Crosse Fire Department released a statement saying that the La Crosse Fire Investigation Bureau and the La Crosse Police Department are investigating the cause of a porch fire on Seventh Street near Hamilton Early Learning Center, as well as two other smaller fires in the area.
Firefighters received a call for a fire at the two story single family house at 2:34 a.m. Sunday, according to the statement. It says firefighters put of the fire on the porch and ventilated the home.
The fire department credits a bystander who used a dry chemical extinguisher on the fire for keeping the damage from spreading to the rest of the house. They say the porch area had moderate fire damage and there was minor smoke damage inside the house.